Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Sharon L. Lynch

Sharon L. Lynch, 70, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 after a long battle with liver disease. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, David; grandchildren, Amanda, Angie, Chela, Cliff and Glenn; and a growing family of great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her daughters, Debra and Tammy, her parents and sister. Sharon was [Read more…]

Jefferson “Todd” Parker

Jefferson “Todd” Parker, age 49, passed away quietly on January 22, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Todd was an avid Auburn fan, cat lover, and player of Texas Hold’em. He obtained three bachelor degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after serving his country in the U.S. Army Reserve Medical Corps. Todd is survived by [Read more…]

Claude “Mark” Lakin

Lakin, Claude “Mark”, age 58, born October 2, 1956, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2015. Mark was a hard working truck driver for 23 years and a truly loved and dedicated employee of J&S Cartage of Knoxville. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Ann Lakin, survived by his wife of [Read more…]

Daniel B. Anderson

Dan Anderson died at his home in Knoxville on January 17, 2015 at the age of 58. A 1974 graduate of Central High School and a UT graduate in Horticulture, Dan was a gardener’s gardener who tended the gardens of his friends, clients and church with love and care. Survivors include Dan’s half-brother Brian, nephew [Read more…]

Doris Pierce Davis

Davis, Doris Pierce, age 95, died peacefully on January 20 at Chandler House Assisted Living in Jefferson City. Preceded in death by husband, J.H. Davis, Jr. of Smithville, GA; parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Pierce of Talbotton, GA; sisters Elizabeth Jarvis and Winifred Boyd of Pine Mountain, GA; and brother W. T. Pierce of [Read more…]

Stacy L. Phillips

Stacy LeeAnn Phillips, age 35, passed away unexpectedly on January 18, 2015. She was a beautiful person and free spirit who loved to be wild. Stacy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lloyd and Mary Rogers and Dee and Daisy Phillips. She is survived and will be deeply missed by so many, especially her [Read more…]

James H. Purkey

Purkey, James H., age 89, of Halls went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Binghamtown Baptist Church, Middlesboro, Kentucky and was a proud WWII Veteran Private First Class receiving the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat against the armed enemy during [Read more…]

Francis X. Higgitt

Francis Xavier Higgitt, age 83, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2015 in Knoxville.  A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Air Force Veteran, and former resident of New York, he and his wife Dorothy lived here in east Tennessee for over 40 years and loved their Fountain City community. As the owner of Signs & Ads [Read more…]

Geraldine Bailey

Geraldine Skalisky Bailey, age 79, died on January 17, 2015 at Parkwest Medical center in Knoxville, Tennessee, following a brief illness.  She retired as the Chief Accounting Officer for the Tombras group and enjoyed gardening and gave of her time and talents to various charities. Originally from Minnesota, and a graduate of Wadena High School, [Read more…]

Bill R. Miles

Bill R. Miles, born one of fourteen children on June 18, 1936, passed away January 10, 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He loved his family, pets and relaxing in his favorite chair. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walker and Gertrude Crow Miles. He is survived and will be missed by his children, Becky Ford, [Read more…]

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